Oct
31

Deadline Extended: EPA Solicits Proposals for a Cooperative Agreement for Pesticide Applicator Education and Training

EPA has extended the deadline for applications from October 31 to December 21, 2016.

EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting applications from eligible recipients to provide financial assistance in carrying out pesticide applicator education and training activities. This work supports implementation of EPA’s Certification and Training Rule, which aims to reduce the risk of pesticide poisoning and injury among handlers, applicators, bystanders and the public.

With the extension, EPA must receive proposals through Grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 21, 2016. For more information on this Request for Proposals, visit opportunity number EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-001 at Grants.gov.

Oct
13

Guidance on How to Comply with the Revised Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides

On September 30, 2016, EPA published EPA Guidance on How to Comply with the Revised Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides. EPA published this Guidance in conjunction with the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC).  This guidance is entitled “How to Comply With the 2015 Revised Worker Protection Standard For Agricultural Pesticides.”  It is available here.